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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
romney heads to the white house. president obama is hosting his campaign rival at a private lunch. reporters will not be allowed in. it is the seventh time the two men have met face to face and the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting, but in his victory speech the president said he hoped to speak to romney about how to move the country forward. >>> well, despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice has received a new vote of confidence from president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice extraordinary during a cabinet meeting that she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice, who is considered to be the front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor, a point clinton later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president, but i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill t
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
evening. >> reporter: good evening, president obama tried to sell his plan in the suburbs of philadelphia today. it is a tactic he thinks has worked in the past, but it did very little to sway the congressional republicans. president obama turning up the heat on republicans. >> hello, hatfield. >> reporter: taking his case for higher taxes on the wealthy to pennsylvania today. >> i don't think it is acceptable to you for just a handful of republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they don't want tax rates on upper income folks to go up. >> reporter: speaking at a factory, mr. obama argued that if congress can't get a deal, taxes will rise about $2,000 average for a family. of coal you get for christmas, that is a scrooje christmas. >> let's not kid ourselves. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner balked. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from the economy that needs to be invested in the economy to put people back to work. it is the wrong approach. >> reporter: bolder by his re-election, and criticized for being soft on republicans in the past, h
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
>>> and white house lunch, president obama d mitt romney face to face for the first time since the campaign, tonight, how it went and what happened. >>> and tonight, the powerball winners, what we know, and who they are, and the secret code that could be in the numbers. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, at a time when so many people are still suffering, right now tonight more than one month after a monster storm hit a giant population center, today we learned some facts about how this earth is changing and how fast. for starters, polar ice sheets in greenland are melting at five times the pace, than just a few years ago. new research shows that antarctica is melting. while it takes a lot of ice to melt the ocean levels they say that is in fact what is happening. and they believe just an incremental rise in the ocean levels made the damage worse when hurricane sandy hit the east coast and took so much away from us. the big question is the future, of course, and a new kind of normal for all of those living along the water. it is where we begin tonight, our chief environm
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00am PST
at 11:00, with enthusiasm starting to fade, president obama starting to talk about a fiscal cliff at a manufacturing plant in pennsylvania. what he had to say coming up. >>> sky high. the plan to have downtown san jose standing tall only on nbc bay area. >>> and take a look outside right now. take a look. we have a great view around the bay from the hd traffic camera network. palo alto, san jose and sunol. rain and wind whipping through the areas. yes, there is more to come. in a couple of minutes, meteorologist christina loren will have a complete weather update for you. she will let us know how wet the weekend will be. >>> right now, we want to bring you other local news as well. police right now working on an investigation surrounding a homicide. one man is dead. a woman rushed to the hospital and a suspect on the loose. bob redell is on the scene. bob, you had a chance to dig up information. what have you heard right now? >> reporter: good morning, jon. police just let us up to villa costanza. this is the home where the man was murdered early this morning during the home invas
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
mayer visited the white house with ceos. they met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president is putting pressure on republicans to keep middle class americans from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. but republicans are resisting any move that could end up raising taxes on the rich. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automaticall
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
'll be first in line. in san francisco, cheryl hurd, inning bay area news. >>> president obama and u.s. lawmakers are no closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff, according to house speaker john boehner. each party blame the other for failing to outline considerable spending cuts. president obama sent vice president joe biden out today to do some holiday shopping and highlight the spors of renewing middle class tax cuts so families can feel more secure. biden went to a washington area costco and chatted it up with staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd, as you can see. his favorite part like many who go to costco, try out the free samples. he spoke about the importance of renewing the tax cuts. >> so i think it is important that coming act now. i mean, right now. all it has to do is take a single vote to extend the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: biden bought cookies, children's books and apple pie, and a 32-inch flat screen tv. he decline an offer to buy a set of tires saying i don't drive anymore. envelop the president had a notable lunch guest at the white house to
NBC
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
'll tell you about the daring rescue in the south bay. >>> tweeting his agenda, president obama is again using twitter to rally support, making the term #my2k a trending phrase online. speaking from the white house and flanked by middle class americans, the president declared that failing to extend an income tax freeze for the middle class could cost each household more than $2,000 as early as next year. he is calling on the public to lobby lawmakers on what losing $2,000 would mean to them. one house republican is already on board. >> we all agree that we're not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. we should just take them out of this discussion right now. >> but not so fast. it's not so easy says house speaker john boehner. if congress acts now to block tax hikes for 98% of americans, lawmakers can go home for the holidays, and on january 1st tax rates would rise automatically on the top 2%. >>> and yahoo ceo marissa mayer is meeting with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. we just got a picture from the white house. you can see mayer just barely there
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
obama and mitt romney had a private lunch at the white house today. we know what they ate but no specifics about their conversation. the get together marked their first meeting since facing off in the third presidential debate. the menu included turkey chilly and southwestern grilled chicken saeid. the former rivals posed for an official autograph in the oval office. much of the hour long conversation focused on america's leadership in the world. >>> meanwhile, president obama sent vice president biden to do some christmas shopping, sort of. he went to a suburban costco to talk about the fiscal cliff and tax cuts. he took photos with shoppers, chatted up the staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd. his favorite part, like many of us who go to costco, all those free samples. he did get around to talk tax cuts. >> i think it's important that congress acts now. i mean, right now. all that needs to be done is extend the middle class tax cut. >> he bought cookies, children's books, an apple pie and a 32 inch tv. he declined an offer to buy a set of tires saying,
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
in just a little bit. >>> now we turn to washington where president obama welcomes his former rival, governor romney, to the white house today. it is their first meeting since the hard-fought election. and they've got a lot to talk about. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's an event that both men believe is important for the country to show that no matter how nasty the campaign got that american politics, we eventually rise above these things. now there's no set agenda between the two men, president obama and mitt romney, no aides will be present. may end up being simply two guys breaking bread and sharing war stories. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney came face to face, they were locked in a bitter fight for the presidency. today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the hatchet as president obama fulfills his promise. the president's spokesman was carefu
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> to washington for the battle to avoid the fiscal cliff heating up. president obama hitting the road in moments to pressure lawmakers to strike a deal. kristen welker is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: president obama travels to hatfield, pennsylvania, where he will turn up pressure with republicans to increase taxes on wealthier americans, after a show of bipartisanship. the president inviting mitt romney to the white house on thursday. with washington deadlocked, president obama reached out to his former rival, inviting mitt romney to lunch at the white house, aiming to put past differences to rest. >> i think that he's very interested in some of governor romney's ideas. >> reporter: romney arrived shortly after noon thursday. white house officials revealed few details about the lunch, saying only they ate white turkey chili, and the meeting lasted more than an hour, with governor romney congratulating the president on re-election. in the sole picture released by the white house, you can see the dining room where the men ate and boxing gloves. aides joked there wer
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
involved. amid reports the obama administration is preparing to recognize syria's opposition counsel as the legitimate representative of the people, clinton notes rebels are now able to hold their ground and take the fight to government forces. >> we have been deeply involved in helping to stand them up, and we're going to carefully consider what more we can do. >> and on iran's nuclear ambitions, clinton says with the u.s. election over, now is the time to see if there's hope for negotiating in good faith. >> there is still a window of opportunity to reach some kind of resolution. >>> all right. back to main street u.s.a. yesterday in sandy stricken new jersey and new york a secret santa was handing out $100 bills. the anonymous missouri man sought out people who had been devastated by hurricane sandy. and while he plans to hand out $100,000 in total, he says it's not about the money, it's about committing random acts of kindness. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> that would be wild, wouldn't it? >> yeah, big-time. >>> 6:27. still ahead, leaders who lunch. president obama and former presidential candidate mitt romney meet for a bite to eat. we'll tell you what they're expected to chat about just ahead. >> and who's treating? >> you are. >>> a woman wakes up to find a masked man lurking in the dark. the search for the suspects still ahead. >>> scramble for a safety net to avoid the fiscal cliff. will it remain out of reach? >> and with some positives coming out of those talks, wall street looking good yesterday and we open it now, ringing things in on wall street there. berkshire-hills-bancorp there. this is "today in the bay." >>> 6:30. i'm jon kelly. good morning, everybody. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. we've been following breaking news this morning. police remain staked out in a palo alto neighborhood after a woman woke up to mind a stranger inside her apartment. police have been searching the area near hawthorne street and high street less than two miles from the stanford campus. the woman woke up and found a man standing in her apartment. she s
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
is still in the red. >>> president obama today heads to pennsylvania to tour a toy factory outside philadelphia as he continues to push republicans to let the bush aera tax cuts expire for people who make more than $250,000 a year. tim geithner made the president's case yesterday meeting with the four congressional leaders on capitol hill. reports say the president's first salvo calls for tax increases, $50 billion in the infrastructure spending and the power to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. as you can imagine, guys, congress did not take very well to that, particularly on the republican side. but 31 days and counting here. >> here we go. >> the countdown is on. a lot of salty people on capitol hill. see if they can get this worked out before christmas. >> what a gift that would be. an umbrella would be a good gift to have received earlier this year. >> even if you hold on to that umbrella tight you're probably still going to get hit by heavy rain as we've got winds whipping around the bay area. we're getting into the worst part of the morning strong. tuesd
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
investors reacting positively to comments from president obama and house speaker john boehner about the likelihood that congress will reach a budget deal to avoid that so-called year-end fiscal cliff. today we'll get data on unemployment claims, we'll get pending home sales and a revised estimate on third quarter gdp which may show the economy grew more than previously thought this summer. the dow jumped 106 points to 12,985 while the nasdaq was up nearly 24 points to 2991 on those positive comments. meantime small businesses hit it big on cyber monday. digital research firm big commerce says a surge in orders drove overall revenue for small chains and mom and pop stores up 25% over last year's cyber monday. the average order price was 8% higher. online shoppers bought so much stuff, local retailers were averaging about two orders per second. that's four times the normal daily rate. >>> you know, it seems as though every single day during the holiday season has its own title. small business saturday, cyber monday, now it's cyber week. i'm wondering if every day between now and chris
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on just how to move the country forward. romney is also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan who is working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> speaking of that fiscal cliff, both democrats and republicans right now still battling to try and find a compromise. top white house negotiate easy heading to capitol hill today to keep those talks going, trying to avoid that looming deadline. tracie potts has the latest on the fight to keep your tax breaks from vanishing. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner and rob nabors bring the president's deficit-cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> i'm open to a fair and balanced approach to reduce our deficit. >> reporter: republicans want to know if it includes the government spending less money. >> we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by serious cuts. >> reporter: white house leaders are meeting with boehner and top republicans. at least one analyst th
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
phenom, psy, dancing and singing "gangnam style." he's going to do the dance for president obama and everybody else. >>> reminder, storm coverage continues starting at 4:30 in the morning. we'll have the latest traffic and weather trouble spots. and on nbcbayarea.com, as well. thanks for joining us. stay safe, driving tomorrow. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- newt gingrich. from "lizard lick towing," repo man, ron shirley. the music of grouplove. and jay looks at "what's trendingomorrow." and now, jay leno! [ cheers and applaus
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Nov 30, 2012 4:30am PST
in two weeks. now president obama taking his pitch out on the road talking directly to americans about tax increases and about spending cuts. later on this afternoon, he'll walk the assembly line of this manufacturing company just outside of philadelphia. its main product, k'nex toys. the president says the middle class won't support companies like this without avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> demand is going to go away because all of a sudden you'll have $2,000 coming out of people's paychecks. >> john boehner calling the massive increases and spending cuts scheduled for january 1st a real possibility, but many washington insiders say a deal is still doable. >>> 4:45. so how is wall street reacting to all the uncertainty? for more on that, we turn to bertha coombs live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, bertha. >> reporter: hey, good morning. yeah, you know, wall street basically reacts to those headlin headlines. that's what's moving us these days. we had a fairly choppy session on thursday because of it. the markets rose and fell, as you heard from democrats and republicans. the
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> and he may be the least powerful member of the first family, but he has some real star power. the obama family dog has his own holiday greeting. >>> an 18-month long battle between a recycling center and the city of san francisco is finally over. the haight ashbury recycling center finally got its final eviction notice yesterday. the center has been there for 40 years. the city wants to replace wit a community garden. >>> we know money doesn't guarantee happiness, but apparently having a six-figure income helps. a new study that looked at 13 countries shows that the average income that makes people happy is $161,000. but that varies by country. dubai residents needed the most, saying they needed more than $276,000 to feel happy. singapore came in second with $2227,000. at the bottom were the french who needed $114,000. actually, germans were even lower at about $58,000. the u.s. was not measured in this study. >>> we talked about stanford earlier, and now san jose state football. some great news for the spartans. they have been invited to play in the military bowl next month in washingt
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00pm PST
updated. >>> over to college football. biggest game of the day, bam obama and georgia met in the s.e.c. championship games. alabama takes the lead on a 45-yard pass to a.j., from a.j. to omarry cooper. time winding down. georgia needs a touchdown to win. murray completes the pass. however, the receiver is tackled. alabama wins, 32-28. most likely they will be in the championship game. >>> to golf now. third round of the world challenge hosted by tiger woods. woods started the day four off the lead held by mcdowell. good start for woods. a chip in for birdie. even par for tiger woods. coming off a birdie on 14, putting for another one on 15. go ahead and let it drop in. woods still chasing mcdowell who leads by two streeks. you can watch the final round right here on nbc bay area tomorrow. >>> children from several local hospitals visited the north pole today. all right. they took a flight on a 747 around the bay area, but when they landed at gate 86 in san francisco, decorated like the north pole, santa claus was there along with former aide, olympian christie yamaguchi and let's n
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Dec 1, 2012 2:05am PST
obama is showing off the christmas decorations at the white house to a bunch of war veterans and families and things, and it's always cool. they are showing off a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the white house, there's bo the dog. look at that. gingerbread likeness of the white house. >> so beautiful. >> amazing what they do. >> main attraction, of course, is the white house christmas tree. that thing is 18 1/2 feet high and is decorated by the children of military families. >> that's so nice. i would not want to be the first family during the christmas season. they have receptions every night and all they do is smile and shake hands and take pictures. >> everyone wants to get there to see them. >> it is beautiful if you get a chance to go, drop-dead gorgeous. >>> with all the christmas parties and things coming up, which party character are you? pretend you're at an office party. this might be a good way to figure it out. are you the person, the peak too sooner? you're the one that helps round the troops up, promise so much fun, then half hour into the party, you're trashe
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
a year after president obama ended the military policy banning openly-gay people from serving. >>> ford is recalling fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. that's inconvenient and dangerous. the recall affects vehicles from the 2013 model year with 1.6 liter engines. this is the fourth recall in as many months for the new ford escape which just went on sale last spring. >>> it's been months since a small dog was found in a trash bag on the side of the road in louisville, kentucky. and today, as you can see, karma the dog is doing just fine. he can walk. his broken bones are healing nicely and his personality is blossoming. the maltese was rescued by the shamrock era fund and so far more than 400 people have submitted applications hoping to adopt him. that is the news. now back to lester, era and dylan. >> too cute. >> very sweet. jenna, thanks. >>> dylan is back with the rest of the nation's weather forecast. good morning. >> good morning. hard to believe meteorological winter starts today. >> three weeks ahead of the rest of us. >> exactly. we like to take cred
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
shrinking on capitol hill as lawmakers admit they have made no real progress in two weeks. president obama now taking his pitch out on the road to pitch those tax increases and spending cuts to the americans. later this afternoon, he'll walk the assembly line of this manufacturing company just outside of philadelphia. its main product, k'nex toys. the president says the middle class just won't be able to support companies like this without some deal in place to avoid the cliff. >> demand is going to go away because all of a sudden you'll have two, three, $4,000 a year coming out of people's paychecks. >> just yesterday house speaker john boehner called the massive tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for january 1st a real possibility at this point, but we're hearing a lot of washington insiders still believe a deal is doable. >>> 6:17. now a story you'll only see on nbc bay area. the san jose skyline could look a lot different if the city can get clearance from the faa. city leaders say they want taller buildings up to 40 stories high but since downtown is in the flight path of the s
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Dec 1, 2012 12:35am PST
around of president obama getting choked up and crying while he thanks his campaign staff after the election. yeah. [ audience aws ] when mitt romney saw the video, he was, like -- [ as romney ] >> "what is that clear liquid coming out of his eyes?" [ laughter ] "is he leaking? what --" speaking of mitt romney, now that he's out of the presidential race, he will no longer receive protection from the secret service. [ audience aws ] or as big bird put it, "'sup?" [ laughter and applause ] why would big bird -- "'sup?" there's also a rumor that romney will write a tell-all book based on the diary he kept on the campaign trail. you know, in case you ever wondered what ambien looks like in book form. [ laughter ] man, this is awesome. you guys hear the trailer for the new brad pitt zombie thriller, "world war z"? >> steve: oh, my. >> jimmy: it released today. it is awesome. it is really amazing. and it might just be me, but it seemed like all the characters in the movie sound a little like pee-wee herman. [ light laughter ] let'take a look. >> does it live in -- >> no. >> is it real
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Nov 30, 2012 12:35am PST
is -- al gore?" [ laughter ] "i don't know. we don't know." this is sweet, though. president obama's photo of him hugging michelle has become the most retweeted photo of all time. take a look at this photo. aw. [ audience aws ] and if you're wondering what the least retweeted photo of all time is, well, here you go. [ laughter ] it's karl rove. karl rove on the beach. >> steve: rove in hand. >> jimmy: karl rove on the beach. that's my favorite shot when i go out to a bar. >> steve: rove on the beach? >> jimmy: karl rove on the beach, yep. [ laughter ] this is a little embarrassing. on tuesday night, mitt romney's staff briefly published his victory website by mistake. yeah, republicans called it an embarrassing error, while big bird called it "the scariest two minutes of my life." [ laughter ] listen to this. after the election, there are now a record number of latinos in congress, which has a lot more americans talking about immigration reform. americans seem to be in favor of it, while immigrants are still on the fence. [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ this isn't good, you guys. if congress does not
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 12:35am PST
, you guys. mitt romney is now claiming that he lost the election because president obama gave gifts, like healthcare and student loan forgiveness to young voters and minorities. yeah. giving voters stuff to improve their lives or as that's also known, being the friggin' president. hello? [ cheers and applause ] in more political news, i read that the joseph lhota, the head of new york's subway system, may run for mayor next year. and they've created this weird attack ad. >> joseph lhota says he wants to -- [ speaking incoherently ] but he actually wants to -- [ speaking incoherently ] [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: now, this -- in the future, it could make -- >> steve: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: it's a weird attack ad. this is interesting. a new study found that being in a stable relationship can add years to your life. [ light laughter ] great news for the rest of us. terrible news for taylor swift. it just -- [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] never, ever, ever. it's actually -- it's rumored that taylor swift and her boyfriend, conor kennedy, faked their recent breakup. faked their br
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